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#12468515 - 10/17/17 07:52 AM Lavon
firefighter196965 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/04
Posts: 87
Loc: Lake Fork (Alba)
I have an opportunity to purchase an older home (70’s) that is on a nice piece of property (1acre) that the back yard butts up to the Corp land (about 1/4 mile to water). It is well below market value so it’s very tempting. Will Lavon ever clear up? Do you think she will stay at the same level or be drained again? Is there a power plant there? Does anyone bass fish Lavon at all? Comments please....

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#12468529 - 10/17/17 08:03 AM Re: Lavon [Re: firefighter196965]
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 14920
Loc: Dallas, TX
1. Lavon will never be clear. If it gets infested with zebra mussels it could clear some
2. Lavon is one of the first lakes to drop significantly in a drought. Droughts in this part of Texas are inevitable
3. There is a power plant there, but the discharge is small. Only runs if the water level can support it and during peak demand periods (it rarely runs)
4. Lavon is great for catfish and sand bass. Good for crappie. At times, it can shine for bass fishing
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#12468599 - 10/17/17 08:48 AM Re: Lavon [Re: firefighter196965]
5PounderOnAFrog Offline
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Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 292
Loc: Conroe
Grew up on a piece of property on Lavon just like youre describing and have fished it my whole life. Its not known for its bass fishing but if you look at the results of any tournament, the weights are up there with any of the big name lakes. Its not a numbers lake but you rarely catch anything out there that's not quality. Just broke my PB out there when I was back home visiting in August with a 9 lber.

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#12469077 - 10/17/17 02:19 PM Re: Lavon [Re: firefighter196965]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/07
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Loc: Garland, TX
RHBC fishes Lavon every year and every year it takes a really good sack of fish to win out there. The bass fishing is usually pretty good and sometimes is exceptional. There are also times you can walk on the sand bass out there and I hear crappie fishing is excellent too.
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#12469231 - 10/17/17 05:05 PM Re: Lavon [Re: firefighter196965]
Fishn_man Offline
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Registered: 01/09/04
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Loc: Allen, Texas
Just FYI, That is not a Power Plant. It is a water treatment plant. That plant does not heat the lake up, but the outlet does have a little warmer water in the winter. IM me and I'll tell you where the real deal is on that lake in the winter.
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#12469266 - 10/17/17 05:53 PM Re: Lavon [Re: Fishn_man]
04champ Offline
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Loc: Dallas
Originally Posted By: Fishn_man
Just FYI, That is not a Power Plant. It is a water treatment plant. That plant does not heat the lake up, but the outlet does have a little warmer water in the winter. IM me and I'll tell you where the real deal is on that lake in the winter.


The one on the Allen side is a treatment plant and has clear, warm water discharge. The one on the east side of the lake is a power plant.

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#12469388 - 10/17/17 07:38 PM Re: Lavon [Re: firefighter196965]
fishincontrol Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 1534
Loc: GW's Camp
Been a power plant at Little Ridge for as long as I can remember.
Why would anybody say IM me to a stranger to give up "the real deal" to a stranger?

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#12469396 - 10/17/17 07:41 PM Re: Lavon [Re: firefighter196965]
SkeeterRonnie Offline
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#12469519 - 10/17/17 09:02 PM Re: Lavon [Re: firefighter196965]
EastTexasBassin Offline
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 960
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
I like Lavon, won a club tourny out there last year and caught two 8lbers there this year. Last few trips have been tough though.

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#12469542 - 10/17/17 09:18 PM Re: Lavon [Re: firefighter196965]
Reshelman Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 396
Loc: McKinney
I'm glad this thread is here, have caught some nice bass in the past at Lavon, but have caught 2 bass in my last 9 trips there over the past 3 weeks. Have no idea where the bass are
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#12469798 - 10/18/17 07:35 AM Re: Lavon [Re: firefighter196965]
T-racer Offline
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Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 747
Loc: Melissa/Grand Prairie, Tx
Lavon was tough in our tourney couple weekends ago. Weighed no fish. Usually quality out there though, have been in the boat when a 9 pounder was caught and I have pulled in a 6.8 out of that lake.
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#12469834 - 10/18/17 08:09 AM Re: Lavon [Re: 04champ]
Fishn_man Offline
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 4180
Loc: Allen, Texas
So I'm curious since you say this is a "power plant", where is the power sent to? Where are the transmission lines? What fuel are they burning to generate power?

You have all the answers here so, let's here some of these....
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#12469837 - 10/18/17 08:11 AM Re: Lavon [Re: fishincontrol]
Fishn_man Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 4180
Loc: Allen, Texas
Because he's thinking about investing in land, so, I don't mind helping a guy out. Why don't you try to answer of the of the "power plant questions as well"?
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#12469928 - 10/18/17 09:12 AM Re: Lavon [Re: fishincontrol]
flukeman83 Offline
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Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 1029
Originally Posted By: fishincontrol
Been a power plant at Little Ridge for as long as I can remember.
Why would anybody say IM me to a stranger to give up "the real deal" to a stranger?


Because fishing is supposed to be FUN ..... & some people don't mind telling a few others about the best spots on a lake to go fish.
it's not like a thousand people are going to run out and fish Lake Lavon because one guy told another guy about some good fishing areas.
That is actually what this world needs ..... a little more in the way of help .... instead of being self-centered & all about me,,,me,,,me.
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#12470024 - 10/18/17 10:10 AM Re: Lavon [Re: Fishn_man]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 2188
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: Fishn_man
So I'm curious since you say this is a "power plant", where is the power sent to? Where are the transmission lines? What fuel are they burning to generate power?

You have all the answers here so, let's here some of these....

I'm not him, but I'll be your huckleberry!

Garland Power and Light, it is a gas turbine power facility. Power lines run from little ridge east then south.

Intake is onthe south canal, outflow (including a bypass of the plant) is just northeast of the ramp.
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